Bombadier wings owned by Fenton B. Sands

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947
Owned by
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 × 3 1/16 × 5/16 in. (2.5 × 7.8 × 0.8 cm)
Type
insignias
Date
1942-1945
Description
A bombardier wing insignia. The insignia has a pair of horizontally extended wings with a central round piece with a bomb overlaid on top. The center has two (2) concentric rings behind the bomb. The bomb is pointed down with tail wings at the top. Two (2) spikes on the back tips of the wings for pin backs.
Topic
African American
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number
2014.7.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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